Microgreens: Pea Shoots

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11/15/15: This morning was a busy one. Got up at 6 am, checked the dehydrator-cubes carrots & potatoes ready to store, along with the zucchini chips. Vacuum sealed everything.

Then decided to start some pea shoots. Rinsed the peas then spread them into my 5 trays. Inserted them into my EasySprouter. I’m thinking it will take 2 days to start sprouting. Once little tails start I will transfer to soil to grow.

To be continued . . .


11/17/15: I checked on the peas this morning. They are perfect to spread on some potting mix later today.


Does your GLuten Free  bread crumble on sandwiches?

10 Nov

I go back and forth with gluten. I know my body is better without it but I just deal with hives here and there. It’s just so damn good and convenient!

Anyways, I hate when you bite into your GF bread sandwich and it crumbles, making you eat your sandwich way to fast instead of enjoying it slowly.

Well, this morning I decided to toast my GF bread then use for my sandwich. Wow, I was pleasantly surprised how it changes the texture of the bread. It wasn’t brittle anymore! 

Now I am eating Rudi’s Orginal GF bread. I’m not sure how this trick works with other brands, but it works awesome with this brand!

Garlic: An All-Star Winter Remedy

10 Nov

This post is from the wonderful folks at LearningHerbs.com:


Gluten Free Pancakes – 4 Ingredients!

10 Nov

  I have made these a few times, I now have tweaked the recipe and finally have it the way I like it. It is kid approved too!

The Basics:

• 2 banana 

• 4 eggs

• 1/4 tsp baking powder

• 1-2 tbl chia seeds

Extras: cinnamon, ginger, blueberries, etc.


Mix everything in a bowl. Let the chia seeds set for about 5 minutes. Add 1/4 cup of batter per pancake. Makes 8-10 pancakes. Enjoy!

AeroGarden Update – Day 42

4 Nov

  Looking Good. Oregano never came up but I just sprinkled a couple seeds in there just to see what would happen. Thyme doesn’t look very good either but the rest look great!

MicroGreens – Method 4 Day 1

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So for this method I am going to plant into larger square containers that fits 8 to a tray. I am finding that I really like the smaller square containers but they dry out so quickly. I am hoping this size will still have a great portion and keep the soil moist longer.

I looked everywhere in town for the right size container, the size single portions of wheat grass grow in. No luck so I had to make my own. 

I had the right size but they were way to large so I customized them to the perfect size. 

   These are made of a heavier plastic so they should last me for a long time. I found 10 of these in my shed.
 I made a template out of the first one. From the top I measured 2.5″ down, made a line then cut to size.

I placed the template over each of the containers …  drew a cut line…

  cut each one and perfect, ready for soil.  Fill 3/4 full with organic potting mix. Then take the template and lightly pack the potting mix down.
  Spread your seeds and water. I love these containers so much better because the tray fits perfectly over them. So cover to block the light for a few days. 

Fall Planting Inside-October

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10/3/15: Looking good so far. It’s almost been a month. Still killing a little bit of aphids and I think white flies here and there. I keep checking every few days so it keeps them from infesting everything.

Basil is the only plant that has had nothing wrong with it. The aroma must keep the pest away.

Transplants are still growing strong.


10/16/15: I replanted all the transplant into their own permanent containers today. They look strong.

   Romain lettuce & spinach
 Chard, oak leaf lettuce, parsley, cilantro, arugula. Very back taller plants are basil & mint.

10/17/15: The main plants are still growing well. The basil is amazing, still have no problems with them. 

Chard & regular kale are doing well. The curly kale seems to be the only one that ends up with aphids. The pest like to hide within the curls of the leaves. I’ve been spraying a neem mixture once a week and it has been helping a lot.



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